Grandmother presence can affect the survival of their grandchildren, but the potential to help is limited by the number of years a grandmother shares with a grandchild. In his latest work, Simon quantified the shared time of grandmothers and grandchildren, how this changed over the demographic transition, and what may have driven this. 

The paper is out now in PLoS ONE, and is freely available to all.

Other News

Virpi Lummaa together with John Loehr, Outi Vesakoski, Tarmo Ketola and Miikka Voutilainen got awarded a 4-year

1–2 Postdoctoral Researchers to the NetResilience Consortium

Town population size and structuring into villages and households drive infectious disease risks in pre-healthcare Finland

Female-biased sex ratios in urban centers create a “fertility trap” in post-war Finland

Offspring fertility and grandchild survival enhanced by maternal grandmothers in a pre-indu

Congratulations to Simon for successfully defending his thesis!